Mixing Cities brings together, in real-time, the sounds of several cities in an audiovisual installation. The interface consists of two speakers and a panel with five faders and five lamps. The environmental sounds at five locations are picked up by microphones and directly transmitted to 'Mixing Cities'. One can adjust the volume of the incoming sounds by using the faders. In this way it is possible to listen to the sounds of one or more cities at the same time. Apart from the live sound, the current lighting at the locations is registered with sensors and directly translated into the light intensity of the lamps.
By choosing and switching between the cities one can make his own journey between the cities and get a different experience of distances and space.
TakeAway Festival 2009
CBK Dordrecht 2009
Many thanks to:
The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture
, Kris, Norbert, Pascal, STEIM
Joe-Lennard, Robert, Ajla, Maaike, Josje, Joris, Mathieu.